On the charts: Week ending 12/07

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (12/20 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Taylor Swift – “Blank Space” (*4 weeks*)
02. (03) Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
03. (02) Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
04. (04) Maroon 5 – “Animals”
05. (08) Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk!” ft. Bruno Mars
06. (04) Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
07. (07) Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One”
08. (13) Meghan Trainor – “Lips Are Movin'”
09. (11) Nick Jonas – “Jealous”
10. (09) Ariana Grande – “Love Me Harder” ft. The Weeknd

Meghan Trainor gets a second top 10 hit with her new single “Lips Are Movin'” putting rumours of a one-hit wonder status to rest. Beyoncé’s latest single “7/11” moves up to #13 in its second week on the chart with Streaming Gainer honors.

Mariah Carey’s holiday classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” re-enters at #50.

Billboard 200
01. (01) Taylor Swift – 1989  (*5 weeks*)
02. (02) Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to Me
03. (–) AC/DC – Rock Or Bust
04. (05) Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour 
05. (04) One Direction – Four
06. (13) Idina Menzel – Holiday Wishes
07. (15) Michael Bublé – Christmas
08. (11) Garth Brooks – Man Against Machine
09. (–) Mary J. Blige – The London Sessions
10. (09) Soundtrack – Frozen

Mary J. Blige debuts in the top 10 with disappointing sales of 55,000 copies. Despite the low first week total, The London Sessions doesn’t end her streak of top 10 albums, in fact all of Mary’s 13 releases have peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. AC/DC’s first studio album since 2008 debuts at #2 with 172,000 copies sold.

Pentatonix continues to have the top selling holiday album of the season, while Michael Bublé’s 2011 album is the #1 catalog title for its 19th week.

Pink Floyd’s classic 1973 LP Dark Side of the Moon re-enters the chart at #13. This is its 889th week on the Billboard 200.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (02) DJ Khaled – “Hold You Down” ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih (*6 weeks*)
02. (01) I LOVE MAKONNEN – “Tuesday” ft. Drake
03. (03) Chris Brown – “New Flame” ft. Usher & Rick Ross
04. (04) Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”
05. (07) Disclosure – “Latch” ft. Sam Smith
06. (10) Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
07. (09) Trey Songz – “Touchin Lovin” ft. Nicki Minaj
08. (08) T.I. – “About The Money” ft. Young Thug
09. (05) Bobby Shmurda – “Hot Boy”
10. (11) Big Sean – “I Don’t F*ck With You” ft. E-40

DJ Khaled returns to the top for a 6th non-consecutive week. Beyoncé’s “7/11” is the Greatest Gainer on the chart, up 19-14 this week. Big Sean returns to the top 10 with his latest hit single; he had not been in the top portion of the chart since 2012’s “Mercy” issued under the name G.O.O.D. Music, on which he was credited.

The debuts on the chart this week are K. Michelle’s “Love ‘Em All” at #38 and Tinashe’s 2nd single “Pretend” (featuring A$AP Rocky) at #45.

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